Prior Street Partially Closed for Student Back-to-School Move-in Day Aug. 20

Due to construction work in progress, a portion of Prior Street on the Brenau University Gainesville campus will be temporarily closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The area between Washington Street and Smithgall Lane in front of Crudup Hall on the campus will be used as a safe drop-off zone for luggage and essentials as new and returning students move into their residence halls. However, usual access to the Brenau Fitness Center and the Child Development Center will be open.

Brenau faculty and staff are asked to avoid parking in the Tea Room lot, Centennial Circle, the Owens lot and spaces in front of West and North Hall in order to allow students to unload from those areas.

“We hope this does not inconvenience our Gainesville neighbors too much,” said Lorene Pharr, Brenau assistant vice president for administrative services. “Normally there would be plenty of parking on the full length of Prior and around Sorority Circle. But with the construction of new sorority houses in progress, much of that area has been fenced off.”

Classes begin Aug. 25.